Thursday, January 23, 2014

I'm the Photo Bug Contributor on Review This

Hello everyone and welcome to the Photo Bug section of Review This. My name is Mary Beth also known as mbgphoto on Hubpages and Zazzle and I am very excited to be the Photo Bug contributor for Review This.

In my position as the Photo Bug contributor I will be searching out interesting pages on photography and featuring them on Review This.

I started writing online back in the fall of 2008 as a way to promote some of the items with my photographs. At first I was very unsure about writing, but I have learned so much along the way. There are so many great people online if you need help you only need to ask.

Although I have always been interested in photography, I was really able to pursue it as first a hobby and then a small business, when I retired from the corporate world in 2007. Since that time I have taken numerous classes to enhance my skills and have enjoyed traveling around the country photographing lighthouses.
The photo above is of the lighthouse in Big Bay Point Michigan. I love this photo because it was a real challenge to find the right lighting and the right point of view to capture both the lighthouse and Lake Superior in the photo. It was a photo I really put to use many of the skills I learned in my classes and workshops. You can learn more about the lighthouses I photograph on my blog Lighthouse Musings.

The great thing about photography is that it is a hobby everyone can participate in with very little training and yet if you want to grow in the field there are a never ending amount of things to learn. I am always looking forward to the next challenge. In this blog I am hoping to share with you tips on photography that I have learned and hope you will share items that worked for you. Together we can enjoy this fascinating hobby.

You can also find me on Hubpages

7 comments:

  1. For many years now, you have been one of my favorite photographers. No only do you photograph beautiful lighthouses, but you capture some of the most amazing butterfly and floral images I have ever seen.

    I am so glad we are together here on Review This!

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    1. You have always made the groups I'm involved in fun. Thanks for your hard work, spirit and helpfulness!

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  2. I know you will be incredibly successful in drawing us all more deeply into the glorious world of photography. Would love to go "lighthousing" with you. It was easy when I lived in Michigan. There was a lighthouse everywhere I went. Haven't found too many in Colorado. This was a great introduction to your new role. Congrats!

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    1. I love your photography! It would be wonderful to live in Michigan and take photos of lighthouses all year long...I'd love to get some winter photos but I can't talk my husband into going to Michigan in the winter :) No lighthouses in Colorado, but you have those glorious mountains to photograph.

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  3. Oh, I do hope you head over to the middle of the Florida Panhandle to visit and photograph the St. George Island Lighthouse! The only camera I own at present is the one on my cheap cell phone, but one of these days I want a real camera. I look forward to all you may teach us about taking pictures and to your own photographs, too.

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    1. Going to photograph the St. George Island Lighthouse is on my to-do list! One of these days I'll check that one off.

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  4. You know I have always loved your photography! You have an eye for composition that I am envious of! Can't wait to read some more. Oh, and some tips for us amateurs would be lovely too!

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